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Kendji Girac

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Kendji Girac born Kendji Jason Maillié,1 July 3, 1996 is a French singer He is the winner of Season 3 of the music competition The Voice: la plus belle voix as part of Team Mika2 He has released two studio albums, Kendji and Ensemble as well as a string of hit singles On March 9, 2017, his wax statue at the Musée Grévin was revealed


  • 1 Biography
    • 11 Beginnings
    • 12 The Voice: la plus belle voix
    • 13 Career
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Albums
    • 22 EPs
    • 23 Singles
      • 231 As lead artist
      • 232 As featured artist
    • 24 Other charted songs
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links



The youngest of a Catalan Gitano family, Kendji grew up in Saint-Astier and was taught to play the guitar and sing by his grandfather He left school at 16 to follow the family business as an arborist3 His first language is Catalan4 He gained some fame through publishing materials online His gypsy version of "Bella" by Maître Gims filmed by a friend went viral His video garnered almost 38 million views5 Another popular song he uploaded was "Si j'étais president" a cover of Gérard Lenorman

The Voice: la plus belle voixedit

For season 3 of The Voice: la plus belle voix, he auditioned with the song "Bella" by Maître Gims in the second episode of season 3 broadcast on January 18, with only judge Mika turning his chair, whereas the three others, Florent Pagny, Jenifer and Garou refrained

In the Musical Battles Round broadcast on March 8, 2014, Mika put him against Youness both singing "Tous les mêmes" from Stromae Kendji moved to "L'épreuve ultime" round where he performed "Hotel California from The Eagles in the 29 March 2014 emission

In the live rounds he interpreted "Ma philosophie" from Amel Bent 5 April 2014, "Mad World" from Tears for Fears 19 April 2014 and "Allumer le feu" from Johnny Hallyday 19 April 2014 In the semi-final on 3 May 2014 he sang "Belle" from Garou and Daniel Lavoie qualifying for the finals as Team Mika's finalist

In the final broadcast on Final: 10 May 2014, He sang "Amor de mis amores" / "Volare" from Gipsy Kings, "Temps à nouveau" from Jean-Louis Aubert and "L'Aigle noir" from Barbara He won The Voice title for season 3 with 51% of the public vote against 21% for runner up Maximilien Philippe, with Amir Haddad finishing third with 18% and Wesley with only 10% fourth


His first official single was the bilingual French/Spanish "Color Gitano", released in June 2014 from his EP,67 his official album released in September In December 2014, he won two NRJ Music Awards for Francophone Breakthrough of the Year and "Color Gitano" as Francophone Song of the Year8 His album Kendji sold 600,000 copies by January 2015,9 and over 1 million copies by October 2015,10 certifying Diamond and becoming France's second highest selling album of 2014 after Racine Carrée by Stromae As of now, he is nearing 12 million copies sold11 He is currently the biggest selling The Voice alumnus worldwide His follow-up single "Andalouse" proved even more successful commercially Other notable singles included "Conmigo" from the repackaged version of Kendji released on May 4, 201512

A second album titled Ensemble was released on October 30, 201513 Notable singles from his second album include "Me Quemo", "Les yeux de la mama" and "No Me Mirès Màs" jointly with Soprano

He is also going to be a part of the movie "Chacun Sa Vie" directed by Claude Lelouch The movie is set to release in theaters on March 15



Title Album details Peak chart positions
Including 2015 reissue
  • Released: 8 September 2014
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 119 1 53 22
  • Released: 30 October 2015
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 88 1 1


Title Album details Peak chart positions
Kendji Girac EP
  • Released: 1 January 2014
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: digital download
  1. "Color Gitano" 3:30
  2. "Toi et moi" 3:06
  3. "Bella" 3:56
  4. "Ma philosophie" 3:23
  5. "Tous les mêmes" 2:37
  6. "Elle m'a aimé" 3:25


As lead artistedit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Color Gitano" 2014 11 12 Kendji
"Andalouse" 3 64 3 10
"Elle m'a aimé" 22 53
"Cool" 20 17
"Je m'abandonne" 25
"La bohème" 61 Aznavour, sa jeunesse
"Conmigo" 2015 7 6 Kendji 2015 reissue
"Les richesses du cœur" 57
"Me Quemo" 7 8 Ensemble
"Les yeux de la mama" 5
"No me mirès màs"
with Soprano
2016 9 11
"Sonrisa" 25 42 TBA
"Ma câlina" 2017 40 15 Ensemble

Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts For Ultratip peaks, added 50 positions to arrive at an equivalent Ultratop position

As featured artistedit

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"One Last Time Attends-moi"
Ariana Grande featuring Kendji Girac
2015 11 My Everything
Kendji 2015 Reissue

Other charted songsedit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Amor de mis amores" / "Volare"
credited as Kendji
2014 94 The Voice 3 - La Plus Belle Voix 2014
credited as Kendji
"Mi amor" 118 Kendji
"Avec toi" 179
"Baïla amigo" 187
"Mon univers" 192
"Ma solitude" 2015 130 Ensemble
"C'est trop" 142
"Besame" 198
"Tu y yo" 2016 153
"Elle a tout" 80
"Jamais à genoux" 85


Year Award Song
2014 NRJ Music Awards/Francophone Song of the Year "Color Gitano"
2014 NRJ Music Awards/Francophone Breakthrough of the Year
2015 NRJ Music Awards/Nominated for Best French Male Artist of the Year Album Kendji


  • 2017 : Chacun sa vie et son intime conviction


  1. ^ "Société K7G PRODUCTIONS à PARIS 8 Chiffre d'affaires, bilans, résultat avec Verifcom - Siren 809215890" wwwverifcom 
  2. ^ "Kendji Girac - Biography | Billboard" wwwbillboardcom Retrieved 2017-04-10 
  3. ^ VIDEO Kendji: « Avant The Voice, j'avais une vie de gitan » in French
  4. ^ Kendji Girac et le français : "Parfois, c'est un peu compliqué pour moi" in French
  5. ^ fugitif73 10 August 2013 "Bella maître Gims version Gitane par Kendji Girac" – via YouTube 
  6. ^ MetroNews Paris: "The Voice" : Découvrez Color Gitano, le premier single de Kendji Girac in French
  7. ^ Charts in France: Clip de "Color Gitano" : Kendji Girac "The Voice" profite de la vie et impose son style in French
  8. ^ Les grands vainqueurs des NRJ Music Awards sont sur le site leparisienfr
  9. ^ Kendji franchit le seuil des 600000 ventes avec son premier album in French
  10. ^ "Kendji Girac franchit le cap du million d'albums vendus" Le Figaro Retrieved 2015-10-15 
  11. ^ "An Odyssey into France best selling albums ever: Kendji by Kendji Girac 2014 – ChartMasters" chartmastersorg Retrieved 2016-01-17 
  12. ^ "Kendji Girac : Bientôt une nouvelle réédition de son premier album !" 31 March 2015 
  13. ^ "Kendji : "Ensemble", son deuxième album, bientôt dans les bacs" chartsinfrancenet Retrieved 2015-10-15 
  14. ^ a b c d e Leschartscom; Kendji Girac discography
  15. ^ "Discografie Kendji Girac" ultratopbe 
  16. ^ a b c d e "Discographie Kendji Girac" ultratopbe 
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen "Discografie Kendji Girac - dutchchartsnl" wwwdutchchartsnl 
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen "Discographie Kendji Girac - hitparadech" hitparadech 
  19. ^ a b "Kendji Girac - Andalouse Airplay Top 20 - 1104 - 17042015" in Polish ZPAV Retrieved 2015-04-24 
  20. ^ a b "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP Week 48, 2016" in French Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique Retrieved 3 December 2016 

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Official Facebook Page
Preceded by
Yoann Fréget
The Voice: la plus belle voix Winner
Succeeded by
Lilian Renaud

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